Sarah is just 14 years old, from Burlington, Ontario. Though she may be our youngest competitor, don’t let her age fool you! Sarah brings a timeless country sound when she sings and has been likened to Norah Jones. She is a previous Showdown Finalist (2016) and one to watch out for!
John is 16 years old and hails from Barrie, Ontario! He is also a Showdown alumni and was in the Finals in 2016. Since then, John has been working hard on his craft, adding a few new instruments to his repertoire – electric guitar and piano! Recently, John decided that his love of baseball just couldn’t compete with his love of music, so he’s scaling back on sports and playing as many local gigs as he can!
Sutton’s Mike Chianelli emulates classic country! From his voice to his lifestyle – he loves working on and driving his truck – this (almost!) 18 year old lives and breathes country music. Mike is a fan of the country greats, and fans will notice how similar he sounds to country legend Johnny Cash!
Music has been part of Patrick’s life since his was six years old when he started taking drum lessons. In high school he learned to play guitar and began writing music. Patrick is 23 and has studied “Song Writing” at Berklee College of Music and is currently living in London and attending Western University’s “Popular Music” program!
Abby is an 18 year old musical storyteller who believes everyone has a story, we just need to take the time to listen! Music and song writing are Abby’s two passions, and she loves connecting with others when she performs. She’s a native of Burlington, Ontario and is influenced by modern country artists like Taylor Swift and Kelsea Ballerini!
Zoe started playing guitar with her family around the campfire when she was 11 years old. A few weeks later her mom bought her a guitar, and the rest is history! Zoe is 17 and is known around Schomberg for her performances in local pubs. She is also the singer in her school’s Jazz and Bluegrass bands.
Jayme Lynn has been dreaming about being a country music artist since she was 10 years old. The Keswick native grew up taking lessons and working at the local Connor’s Music Store, alongside last year’s Showdown winner Mac Shepherd. Jayme Lynn is 21 and uses music to help, inspire, and connect with as many people as she can!
Lauren is a Showdown alumni, and made the Finals in 2015. This 22 year old Sharon resident has been working on her craft since we last saw her. Lauren moved to Kentucky where she studied classical and contemporary music. She is influenced by Shania Twain and loves country music for the stories the songs tell.
Cameron has been in the Finals for two years and even made Top 3 in last year’s competition so, in his words, “third time’s the charm!” Since last year, Cameron has been playing gigs with a band and solo to share his passion. Hailing from Peterborough, this 19 year old is inspired by old and new country like Merle Haggard and Chris Stapleton!